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SKOPJE, Macedonia | Thousands march to promote vote for Macedonia name deal

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Thousands of people have marched in Macedonia’s capital to promote support for changing the country’s name in an upcoming referendum that also could clear the way for NATO membership. The referendum scheduled for Sept 30 will seek voter approval of a June agreement with Greece to rename the small Balkan nation “North … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Thousands march to promote vote for Macedonia name deal

SKOPJE, Macedonia | EU’s Mogherini urges Macedonians to vote on deal with Greece

SKOPJE, Macedonia — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Thursday added her voice to a string of western officials urging the people of Macedonia to vote in a referendum on a deal with Greece that could enable the former Yugoslav republic’s NATO and EU accession. Speaking in the capital, Skopje, Federica Mogherini said Macedonians … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | EU’s Mogherini urges Macedonians to vote on deal with Greece

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia opposition says name change an issue of conscience

SKOPJE, Macedonia— Macedonia’s conservative opposition leader has told supporters to vote “with their conscience” in an upcoming referendum on changing the country’s name. The opposition is strongly against changing the country’s name to “North Macedonia,” a move meant to resolve a longstanding dispute with Greece, and had been widely expected to urge a “no” vote … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia opposition says name change an issue of conscience

SKOPJE, Macedonia | NATO chief visits Macedonia before referendum on name change

SKOPJE, Macedonia — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has arrived in Macedonia before a referendum planned in the country on whether to change its name and resolve a long-standing dispute with alliance member Greece. Stoltenberg landed in the capital on Wednesday and is due to meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and other political leaders on … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | NATO chief visits Macedonia before referendum on name change

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia celebrates the invitation to join NATO

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Thousands of people have gathered in 15 cities in Macedonia to celebrate an invitation that NATO recently extended to this Balkan nation to become the 30th member of the military alliance. NATO leaders formally invited Macedonia earlier this week to start membership talks, with the condition that membership can’t be completed until … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia celebrates the invitation to join NATO

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian lawmakers ratify Greece name deal again

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Macedonia’s parliament on Thursday ratified a historic deal with neighboring Greece for the second time in two weeks, after the Macedonian president temporarily blocked the agreement. A total 69 lawmakers in the 120-strong parliament approved the deal, under which the country would be renamed “North Macedonia.” All lawmakers from the conservative main … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian lawmakers ratify Greece name deal again

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Conservatives protest in Macedonia, demand early election

SKOPJE, Macedonia – Tens of thousands of conservative opposition supporters are protesting outside Macedonia’s main government building in the capital of Skopje to demand an early election. The VMRO-DPMNE party, which ruled from 2006 to 2017, was holding a large anti-government demonstration Saturday against the left-wing government’s one-year rule and wants an early election held … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Conservatives protest in Macedonia, demand early election